Tom Cruise Dotes on Katie, Talks 'Rock' Advice with Bon Jovi
In an "Extra" personal interview with action hero and family man Tom Cruise, the "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" star said how lucky he feels to be with wife Katie Holmes. Cruise gushed to "Extra's" AJ Calloway, "She's amazing."
Cruise spoke of his other movie, "Rock of Ages," in which he teamed up with rocker Jon Bon Jovi for some singing advice. We previously talked to Bon Jovi about his meeting with Tom, and the singer recalled, "[Tom] and I went out and he was very intense about how do you do this, and I was like, 'Relax man, you're Tom Cruise, you can learn to sing a song. Don't worry about it!'"
Tom gave a slightly different story, saying, "I said, 'Man, I'm gonna sing your song,' and [Bon Jovi] just looked at me and said, 'You know what to do.'"
The muscular Cruise, who trained tirelessly for his role as Stacee Jaxx, said, "You know, dancing... my hat's off to all dancers. I think they're the best athletes in the world, those guys."
He continued, "Even singing, I had no idea... I'd do two or three hours singing and I'd go, 'Man, I'm a little tired.'"
Although it's hard to believe, the ageless actor revealed, "I'm gonna be 50... July 3rd." Cruise will be shooting a movie during that time, and predicted, "I think we'll have a big party. We'll have parties somewhere, but I'm gonna be on the set, and that's what I love doing."
When AJ suggested he should have a party in every country, Cruise smiled, "Yeah, that's a good idea. I'm gonna do that. I'm gonna say you said to do that in every country [and] I'm gonna go, 'Look, I'm 50 man, where's my party?'"
As for the upcoming holidays, Tom said addressed his cooking skills, saying, "The family gets together and cooks breakfast, and everyone pitches in... I'm not slouch. I'm not a gourmet chef, but I can whip up some eggs." The Cruise family are "gonna chill. We like taking those times. We really just all hang together and play games. We're all just going to have a really nice, quiet time."
When asked the secret to looking so youthful, Cruise replied, "No sleep. Three kids... you gotta go, go, go!"
Tom also talked about possibly being in another "Top Gun" movie. What do you think?
10 Things You Didn't Know about Tom Cruise
10. Screen Name
Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962.
Cruise was 11 when his parents divorced in 1974.
8. Family Ties
Cruise's cousin actor William Mapother played Ethan Rom on ABC's "Lost."
Cruise knew he wanted to go into acting after starring in his high school's production of "Guys and Dolls," but he also wrestled and played football.
He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won three Golden Globes.
5. Most Powerful
In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Cruise as the world's most powerful celebrity.
Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
3. Making Millions
Cruise was the first actor to star in five consecutive films that grossed $100 million in the U.S.Those films were "A Few Good Men," "The Firm," "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles," "Mission: Impossible" and "Jerry Maguire."
Cruise and Katie Holmes both wore Armani at their wedding.
1. Military Man
Cruise has played a member of the military in six different movies: "Taps," "Top Gun," "Born on the Fourth of July," "A Few Good Men," "The Last Samurai" and "Valkyrie."